CimQuest INGEAR is proud to announce its latest Allen-Bradley ActiveX Studio software which enables 32-bit programs to operate with 64-bit versions of Windows and supports creation of Windows 7 PLC HMI applications, the Allen-Bradley ActiveX Studio version 6.0. It allows creation of easy-to-use, powerful programmable logic controller (“PLC”) communications applications with significant usability and performance improvements over previous versions.
“Many of our customers migrating to the performance advantages of 64-bit Windows computing have had concerns about being able to continue to run their 32-bit programs. With this new version of our Allen-Bradley ActiveX Studio, we enable them to update existing or newly created 32-bit programs and run them on Windows 7 and on 64-bit Windows operating systems,” said Chuck Karwoski, president of CimQuest INGEAR.
The latest Allen-Bradley ActiveX Studio version 6.0 from CimQuest provides component Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 programmers a communication channel to Allen-Bradley PLCs without the complexity or overhead of OPC and it does not rely on third party drivers like RSLinx. Also, it enables two-way communications with Allen-Bradley SLC, PLC-5, MicroLogix, CompactLogix, and ControlLogix controllers, supporting ActiveX/OCX-based communications applications development written in .NET programming, C++ and Visual Basic languages.
Machine users who have built applications using the Allen-Bradley ActiveX Studio 5.2 can now upgrade their applications for them to run on Windows 64-Bit and Windows 7 operating systems with minor changes to their code. New machine users can deploy and develop application for Windows 64-Bit and Windows 7 operating systems.
Among the usability and performance enhancements in the latest version are updated example files and projects, improved error reporting, and improved CIP (“Common Industrial Protocol”) communications. Also, the Allen-Bradley ActiveX Studio version 6.0 supports an optional USB License Key which enables machine users to move developmental licenses from machine to machine without activation or registration.